Posted: 10:49 pm Thursday, May 8th, 2014
By Michael Carvell
Another Georgia quarterback will get to play for Steve Spurrier.
Lorenzo Nunez, the state’s No. 1-ranked prospect at quarterback, committed to South Carolina over N.C. State after his football practice on Thursday at Harrison High School.
“He picked South Carolina because of several reasons,” said his father, Del Nunez. “He’ll get a coach (Spurrier) that is well-versed in getting quarterbacks to the next level, and teaching quarterbacks to play the position. The relationships we have with Coach Spurrier and (QB coach G.A. Mangus) are tremendous. South Carolina is located close to home, it’s an SEC program, and it has good academics. Those were the factors, I would say.”
Former Flowery Branch High School standout Connor Shaw just wrapped up his career at South Carolina, starting for three seasons and finishing as the winningest quarterback in school history.
“Coach Spurrier is evolving with the game,” Nunez said. “In the past, he’s always had a dropback passer. Connor Shaw was kind of his first true dual-threat guy. Now with guys that can run 4.4s and 4.5s at linebacker, you need a guy who can be mobile in the pocket.
“I think (Spurrier’s) exact words were ‘I’m evolving with the game. In order to do that, I need somebody who can extend plays with his legs. Not be a runner, but extend plays with his legs.’”
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Nunez is rated as a 4-star prospect, the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the state’s No. 19 overall prospect. He had very little communication with UGA or Georgia Tech.
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